Paleoheterodon arcuatus Rage and Holman 1984 (colubrid snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Full reference: J.-C. Rage and J. A. Holman. 1984. Des serpents (Reptilia, Squamata) de type nord-américain dans le Miocène Français. Évolution parallèle ou dispersion. Geobios 17(1):89-104

Belongs to Paleoheterodon according to J.-C. Rage and J. A. Holman 1984

Sister taxon: Paleoheterodon tiheni

Type specimen: FSL 285 001, a set of vertebrae (a single trunk vertebra). Its type locality is La Grive M, which is in a MN 7 + 8 fissure fill /limestone in France.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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